Monday, August 8, 2011

Book Review - Thanksgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne

Title: Thanksgiving on Thursday (Magic Tree House #27)
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 0-439-54013-5
Release Date: 2002
Pages: 93
Genre: Young Adult Chapter
Format: Paperback
Source: Loan from Nephew

Back Cover:

It’s a time for giving thanks….when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie back to 1621 on the first Thanksgiving Day. The Pilgrims ask them to help get things ready. But whether it’s cooking or clamming, Jack and Annie don’t know how to do anything the Pilgrim way. Will they ruin the holiday forever? Or will the feat go on?

My review:

Still reading along with my nephew. This time they meet Priscilla Mullins and John Alden. The first Thanksgiving was actually a celebration of a shared harvest with the Indians and the Pilgrams. The Indians were kind enough to teach the Pilgrims how to plant corn and pumpkins and how to catch the clams. The majority of the Pilgrims died during the first winter after landing, so this truly was a celebration.

Although Jack and Annie do make a mess of what they are asked to do they do go away with an appreciation of the hard work that it took working together to survive.

1 comment:

  1. This was the book that put my son off of the series for about a year. He was so frustrated at how incompetent Jack and Annie were in the kitchen because he likes how to cook.


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